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Top 10 Penny Stocks For 2019

Oh the penny stock.

When compared to more traditional equities, penny stocks are less expensive dollar wise. But they’re also highly volatile and the companies behind them are often cloaked in obscurity. 

“Penny stocks truly are the Wild West of the financial landscape,” says Robert Johnson, President and CEO of the American College of Financial Services.

Johnson is in good company with that assessment. “The fraudsters flock to the new and attractive space. I guess that shouldn’t surprise me, but it does. And the amount of fraud that exists and has existed in the penny stock space,” said Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton at an event in Chicago this week on the topic of fraud in initial coin offerings and penny stocks. “Both of these issues trouble me.”

Top 10 Penny Stocks For 2019: Rowan Companies Inc.(RDC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) rose 0.8% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $16.36 and last traded at $16.09. Approximately 144,835 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 94% from the average daily volume of 2,492,971 shares. The stock had previously closed at $16.22.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    California Public Employees Retirement System reduced its position in Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) by 5.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 656,438 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 41,386 shares during the quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System owned 0.52% of Rowan Companies worth $7,575,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Penny Stocks For 2019: China Pharma Holdings Inc.(CPHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Steady Activities: SCYNEXIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCYX), LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) (oracleexaminer.com) Do Analysts Think You Should Buy SCYNEXIS Inc (NASDAQ: SCYX) (stockspen.com) Notable Runner: SCYNEXIS, Inc. (SCYX) (nasdaqplace.com) Most Active Stocks Now: SCYNEXIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCYX), China Pharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CPHI), Kala … (journalfinance.net) Overview on price to free cash flow: SCYNEXIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCYX), InfuSystem Holdings Inc. (NYSE:INFU) (stocksnewspoint.com)

    Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Roth Capital assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 price target for the company. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $4.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Scynexis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.25 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Monday, May 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $5.00 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised Scynexis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Scynexis currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $4.45.

Top 10 Penny Stocks For 2019: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.(RMCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Penny Stocks For 2019: New York Mortgage Trust Inc.(NYMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.06.

Top 10 Penny Stocks For 2019: Orchids Paper Products Company(TIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

      

    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares declined 32.19 percent to close at $9.86 on Thursday. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) shares dipped 30.1 percent to close at $9.94 on Thursday after the FDA identified deficiencies in the company’s New Drug Application for FUROSCIX. However, the FDA letter did not specify deficiencies identified and notification does not reflect final decision on information under review.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) fell 24.08 percent to close at $1.86. Euroseas announced completion of the spin-off of its drybulk fleet into EuroDry Ltd.
    Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ: GLNG) fell 25.09 percent to close at $25.98 following Q1 results.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGEN) shares dropped 25 percent to close at $1.50 on Thursday.
    Guess', Inc. (NYSE: GES) dropped 19.44 percent to close at $19.60 following Q1 results.
    Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD) dropped 15.94 percent to close at $109.09 on Thursday following FQ3 results.
    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) shares fell 15.55 percent to close at $3.91.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) dropped 14.44 percent to close at $8.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares declined 14.28 percent to close at $82.59 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) dropped 13.94 percent to close at $18.09 after reporting Q1 results.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) declined 13.17 percent to close at $2.90 after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) fell 12.89 percent to close at $0.2440 after the company announced that it would be delisted from the Nasdaq.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) slipped 12.46 percent

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose

Top 10 Penny Stocks For 2019: Sanderson Farms Inc.(SAFM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday morning, the consumer staples shares surged 0.17 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included CV Sciences, Inc. (OTC: CVSI), up 6 percent, and Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) up 5 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $111.75.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA cut its position in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) by 71.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 20,286 shares of the company’s stock after selling 51,010 shares during the quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Sanderson Farms were worth $2,415,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the thirteen research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have given a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $111.75.

Top 10 Penny Stocks For 2019: Patni Computer Systems Limited(PTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PTI) saw its shares slide early on Thursday after the company reported that it had positive data from its early stage trial in cystic fibrosis (CF). These results come from the firms ongoing Phase 1 dosing study of PTI-801 in CF patients on background Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) therapy.

Top 10 Penny Stocks For 2019: Aerosonic Corporation(AIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aimia (TSE:AIM) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$2.67.

Top 10 Penny Stocks For 2019: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) shares fell 9.6 percent to $37.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued downbeat earnings forecast.
    Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) fell 5.7 percent to $12.98 in pre-market trading after rising 12.69 percent on Thursday.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 4.2 percent to $6.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.71 percent on Thursday.
    Sunlands Online Education Group (NYSE: STG) fell 4.2 percent to $9.13 in pre-market trading.
    Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) fell 4.2 percent to $3.42 in pre-market trading after climbing 12.62 percent on Thursday.
    Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) fell 4.1 percent to $236.80 in pre-market trading. Ulta Beauty reported upbeat results for its first quarter, but issued weak second-quarter earnings and sales guidance.
    GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) shares fell 3.8 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading. GameStop reported in-line earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY) fell 3.2 percent to $126.85 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted Q1 results.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 3 percent to $57.15 in pre-market trading

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ: SPTN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.53 per share on revenue of $2.38 billion.
    HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.48 per share on revenue of $13.57 billion.
    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.53 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $41.10 million

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Ocean-going bulk shipper Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB)reported its fiscal Q1 2018 earnings results on Tuesday — an “earnings beat” that nudged the company’s shares up 2%. But it took until Thursday for the real good news to arrive. Today, all of the sudden, the stock jumped out of its berth and closed 12.2% higher.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Safe Bulkers (SB)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c

Top 10 Penny Stocks For 2019: Investors Real Estate Trust(IRET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Penny Stocks To Own Right Now

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How bank stocks must be doing if even Wells Fargo is gaining How Donald Trump and fossil fuels mix

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Cramer: When Even Wells Fargo Gains, Bank Stock Must Be Roaring

Posted on Nov. 17 at 11:43 a.m. EDT

The banks are on fire again Thursday. They are growing off the notion of faster growth in 2017, the deregulation that’s coming and the notion of multiple rate hikes.

I am just putting this note out ahead of our Action Alerts PLUS conference call to say this kind of shallow dip buying confirms what I wrote earlier, which is that we can’t be penny-wise. You simply may not get that large dip the more that we realize that the out-of-control compliance costs could be going away at the same time the rate hikes may be coming.

Hot Penny Stocks To Own Right Now: Smith Micro Software Inc.(SMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    Short Interest in Smith Micro Software (SMSI) Increases By 51.9% (americanbankingnews.com) Smith Micro Software’s (SMSI) CEO Bill Smith on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Smith Micro Software (SMSI) Reports Q1 Loss of $0.10 (streetinsider.com) Smith Micro Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results (finance.yahoo.com) Smith Micro announces above market USD 7.0m private placement offering (financial-news.co.uk)

    Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Smith Micro Software from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Connecture (OTCMKTS: CNXR) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Hot Penny Stocks To Own Right Now: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ: SPTN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.53 per share on revenue of $2.38 billion.
    HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.48 per share on revenue of $13.57 billion.
    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.53 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $41.10 million

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Ocean-going bulk shipper Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB)reported its fiscal Q1 2018 earnings results on Tuesday — an “earnings beat” that nudged the company’s shares up 2%. But it took until Thursday for the real good news to arrive. Today, all of the sudden, the stock jumped out of its berth and closed 12.2% higher.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) shares fell 9.6 percent to $37.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued downbeat earnings forecast.
    Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) fell 5.7 percent to $12.98 in pre-market trading after rising 12.69 percent on Thursday.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 4.2 percent to $6.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.71 percent on Thursday.
    Sunlands Online Education Group (NYSE: STG) fell 4.2 percent to $9.13 in pre-market trading.
    Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) fell 4.2 percent to $3.42 in pre-market trading after climbing 12.62 percent on Thursday.
    Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) fell 4.1 percent to $236.80 in pre-market trading. Ulta Beauty reported upbeat results for its first quarter, but issued weak second-quarter earnings and sales guidance.
    GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) shares fell 3.8 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading. GameStop reported in-line earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY) fell 3.2 percent to $126.85 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted Q1 results.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 3 percent to $57.15 in pre-market trading

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Safe Bulkers (SB)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c

Hot Penny Stocks To Own Right Now: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Penny Stocks To Own Right Now: Luna Innovations Incorporated(LUNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PRA Health Sciences (NASDAQ: PRAH) and Luna Innovations (NASDAQ:LUNA) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Luna Innovations (LUNA)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Luna Innovations (NASDAQ:LUNA) major shareholder Clinic Carilion sold 6,100 shares of Luna Innovations stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.41, for a total transaction of $20,801.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 2,054,385 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,005,452.85. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Hot Penny Stocks To Own Right Now: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of the market’s most unlikely success stories over the past decade could be cooling down.Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI)hit a 12-year-high on Monday, only to trade lower on Tuesday following an analyst downgrade.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Optimists may want to look at Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) for inspiration at this point. Helios and Matheson may be trading for pocket change now, but Sirius XM stock bottomed out at $0.05 in early 2009, and there other similarities beyond the penny stock pricing.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has just received its most bullish sell-side analyst ratingon Wall Street. Credit Suisse’s Brian Russo has raised the bar on Sirius XM with an Outperform rating with an $8.50 price target.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI)hit another 12-year high on Monday. The country’s lone satellite radio provider would go on to improve its fundamentals, announcing that it’s laying to rest a pending legal matter by settling with SoundExchange.

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    Berkshire’s biggest winners in the stock market so far this year are MasterCard Inc. (MA) , up 23%; Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) , up 18%; Phillips 66 (PSX) , up 14%; Visa Inc. (V) , up 11%; and Moody’s Corp. (MCO) , also up 11%, according to FactSet.

Hot Penny Stocks To Own Right Now: UFP Technologies Inc.(UFPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about UFP Technologies (NASDAQ:UFPT) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UFP Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.0533500754779 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    UFP Technologies (NASDAQ: UFPT) and China XD Plastics (NASDAQ:CXDC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    China XD Plastics (NASDAQ: CXDC) and UFP Technologies (NASDAQ:UFPT) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

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Today in Brexit: With Italy dominating the headlines, a prominent anti-Brexit voice has a warning for the EU.

Less than two years after the Brexit vote, a new crisis is brewing in Europe.

Political turmoil in Italy rocked global markets yesterday, sparked by the prospect of anti-Europe, nationalist parties turning an election into a de facto referendum on Italy’s membership of the euro. Bond yields soared and the single currency fell. The British pound didn’t escape the selloff, falling to a six-month low against the dollar as investors sought the safest assets.

The turbulence, greeted with glee by some pro-Leave campaigners in Britain, recalls the chaos of the region’s debt crisis earlier this decade. It also serves as a timely reminder that the U.K.’s rocky process toward the exit isn’t quelling anti-EU movements across the continent, and that Europe’s problems do not stop at Brexit.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp.(TIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Amedica Corporation (NASDAQ: AMDA) rose 31.3 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after climbing 181.98 percent on Tuesday.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 18.7 percent to $13.65 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 18.6 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 15 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 9.8 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDEV) shares rose 8.1 percent to $21.06 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares rose 6.8 percent to $3.44 in pre-market trading following Q1 beat.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) rose 6.7 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after surging 25.37 percent on Tuesday.
    KBS Fashion Group Limited (NASDAQ: KBSF) rose 6.4 percent to $5.84 in pre-market trading after jumping 9.36 percent on Tuesday.
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) rose 6.6 percent to $8.26 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 6.3 percent to $82.00 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) rose 5.8 percent to $38.43 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) rose 5.2 percent to $30.62 in pre-market trading.

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Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(IONS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 4, 2018 11:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By George Budwell]

    Biogen’s top-line growth has now become almost totally dependent on sales of its fairly new spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) drug, Spinraza, that it co-developed with Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), Akcea’s majority ownerand the developer of Waylivra, is up 4.4% on the news as well.

    So what

    A 12-8 vote isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement, but it was pretty clear from the FDA documentsfor the committee, which were publicly posted on Tuesday, that the agency reviewers were torn between the efficacy and safety of Waylivra, which also goes by the generic name volanesorsen. Patients with FCS have elevated levels of triglycerides (TG), which Waylivra clearly helps reduce, but the drug is also associated with thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelet levels.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cummins Inc.(CMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    As Caterpillar sank, so too did Cummins Inc. (CMI) , down 4.5%, Cree Inc. (CREE) , down 2.5%, Crane Co. (CR) , down 8% and Freeport McMoRan (FCX) , down 14.5%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cummins (NYSE:CMI) had its target price trimmed by Citigroup from $160.00 to $150.00 in a research report released on Monday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders purchased shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) on weakness during trading on Tuesday after Citigroup lowered their price target on the stock from $160.00 to $150.00. $62.74 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $35.34 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $27.40 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Cummins had the 32nd highest net in-flow for the day. Cummins traded down ($0.21) for the day and closed at $133.94

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Furthermore, having a strong financial partner in Total to help it drive adoption of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles at this time could be a huge win. Prices of oil (and therefore diesel) have been steadily climbing over the past year, and the highly anticipated near-zero-emissions natural gas engine fromCummins(NYSE:CMI) andWestport Fuel Systems(NASDAQ:WPRT) is now being shipped to customers.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC lessened its stake in shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) by 4.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,377 shares of the company’s stock after selling 350 shares during the period. Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC’s holdings in Cummins were worth $1,358,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c
  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ: SPTN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.53 per share on revenue of $2.38 billion.
    HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.48 per share on revenue of $13.57 billion.
    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.53 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $41.10 million

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) shares fell 9.6 percent to $37.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued downbeat earnings forecast.
    Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) fell 5.7 percent to $12.98 in pre-market trading after rising 12.69 percent on Thursday.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 4.2 percent to $6.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.71 percent on Thursday.
    Sunlands Online Education Group (NYSE: STG) fell 4.2 percent to $9.13 in pre-market trading.
    Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) fell 4.2 percent to $3.42 in pre-market trading after climbing 12.62 percent on Thursday.
    Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) fell 4.1 percent to $236.80 in pre-market trading. Ulta Beauty reported upbeat results for its first quarter, but issued weak second-quarter earnings and sales guidance.
    GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) shares fell 3.8 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading. GameStop reported in-line earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY) fell 3.2 percent to $126.85 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted Q1 results.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 3 percent to $57.15 in pre-market trading

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Ocean-going bulk shipper Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB)reported its fiscal Q1 2018 earnings results on Tuesday — an “earnings beat” that nudged the company’s shares up 2%. But it took until Thursday for the real good news to arrive. Today, all of the sudden, the stock jumped out of its berth and closed 12.2% higher.

Top Penny Stocks To Invest In 2019

Do you think penny stocks are best left to amateur traders who don’t understand that cheap stocks are cheap for a reason? It’s not an entirely unfair assessment. Many of these young (and doomed companies) are the beneficiaries of great sales pitches, but their investors often end up suffering buyer’s remorse.

It’s a misnomer, however, to think all penny stocks — let’s quantify them as equities priced at less than $5 per share — aren’t worth owning. Thanks to factors ranging from prolonged weakness in the commodities market to strategic stock splits to poorly-timed IPOs, a handful of these low-priced equities are actually compelling prospects.

In fact, here’s a run-down of four of the best penny stocks to mull for 2018, and maybe beyond, none of which aren’t exchange-listed names.

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Top Penny Stocks To Invest In 2019: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ:ATAX) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.47 and last traded at $6.43, with a volume of 54800 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.43.

Top Penny Stocks To Invest In 2019: Patni Computer Systems Limited(PTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PTI) saw its shares slide early on Thursday after the company reported that it had positive data from its early stage trial in cystic fibrosis (CF). These results come from the firms ongoing Phase 1 dosing study of PTI-801 in CF patients on background Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) therapy.

Top Penny Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Penny Stocks To Invest In 2019: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Ocean-going bulk shipper Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB)reported its fiscal Q1 2018 earnings results on Tuesday — an “earnings beat” that nudged the company’s shares up 2%. But it took until Thursday for the real good news to arrive. Today, all of the sudden, the stock jumped out of its berth and closed 12.2% higher.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ: SPTN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.53 per share on revenue of $2.38 billion.
    HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.48 per share on revenue of $13.57 billion.
    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.53 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $41.10 million

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c

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Following past boom/bust cycles, the oil business appears to have bottomed in February 2016 at $27 a barrel. The bruising multi-year bust in crude oil prices was the biggest reason for the world stock market sell-off from late 2015 to early 2016 of roughly 15% overall. The cruel irony of ultra-low prices is its disruptive effect on regular exploration activity. A short-term oil market depression in expectations disproportionately slashes oil drilling activity. Oil exploration budgets for 2017 are down 65% from 2014 and the smallest in 12 years, DESPITE a record estimate for global demand next year. In the long-run, oil & gas development and production may fail to keep pace with the steady growth in total demand. Will the 2015-16 “bust” sow the seeds of the next “boom” phase in pricing?

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.(HII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    On Feb. 16, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) snagged a massive $1.43 billion contract to design and build the LPD 29, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Huntington Ingalls’ (NYSE:HII) Ford-class supercarrier seems one likely suspect — and at $14 billiona pop, this gigantic aircraft carrier offers a big potential target for Trump’s next tweet storm.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) is a major U.S. shipbuilding company that is involved in the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of both nuclear and non-nuclear vessels on behalf of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. It also refuels, overhauls, and deactivates nuclear-powered ships.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is the largest repairer and ship builder for the U.S. Navy and U.S. coast guard, giving the company a near monopoly on these government contracts (which is why their return on equity is north of 27%).

  • [By Rich Smith]

    As details about the Pentagon’s plan have emerged, it’s become clear that this will be a sizable program, amounting to perhaps $1 trillion in spending over 30 years — not just to upgrade the Minuteman missiles, but also to buy new B-21 stealth bombers from Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC)and have General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) design an entirely new class of ballistic missile submarines (to be known as the “Columbia class.”)

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Meanwhile, Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) rose $0.73 throughout the 2016, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) fell $1.69 and Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM) dropped $0.93.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    StarBulk Carriers (SBLK) and Safe Bulkers (SB) have more than tripled during the past 12 months, while Golden Ocean Group (GOGL) has more than doubled. So it must be time for an upgrade right?

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc.(SKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Palo Alto Networks (PANW) , Cisco Systems (CSCO) , Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT) and Consolidated Edison (ED) .

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Jefferies announced on Wednesday that it has cut its rating on Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT).

    The firm has downgraded SKT from “Buy” to “Hold,” and has lowered the company’s price target from $40 to $35. This price target suggests an 8% upside from the stock’s current price of $32.22.

    Analyst Omotayo Okusanya commented: “We expect near-term headwinds for the mall and outlet mall segment as tenant sales growth appears to be slowing.”

    “At SKT, development yields on two projects have also been reduced. Further, rising interest rates negatively impact our DDM-derived PT. Our lowered PT of $35 represents a 10% total return over the next-twelve-months (NTM); we are downgrading to Hold,” added the analyst.

    Tanger Factory Outlet shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock is up more than 5% YTD.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (NYSE: SKT) traded down nearly 10% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $21.14 after closing Tuesday at $23.47. The stock’s 52-week high is $34.76. Volume was around 6.9 million, nearly five times the daily average. The companr reported results after markets closed Tuesday.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.(ODFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Old Dominion Freight Line (Nasdaq: ODFL) is a leader in the long-haul, less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers and was able to maintain its rates through the 2008 downturn while maintaining on-time service. While its average driver salary is among the highest, the company is still able to maintain a best-in-class operating margin and trades relatively cheaply to peers.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Winnebago Industries Inc.(WGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap motor home or RV stock Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO) reported fiscal Q1 2018 earnings before the market opened on Wednesday with results easily topping forecastswith the Companypredicting a ninth straight year of growth for the industry. Revenues increased 83.5% to $450.0 million as revenues for the Motorized segmentfell 2.4% to$190.4 million while revenues for the Towable segment were $259.7 million for the quarter, up $209.5 million over the prior year, driven by the addition of $195.4 million in revenue from the Grand Design RV acquisition and continued strong organic growth in Winnebago-branded Towable products (which increased more than 50% compared to last year).Backlog remains strong while retail sales continue to outpace the industry for both brands.Net incomeincreased 53% to$17.958 million versus $11.738 million. The President/CEO commented:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap motor home or RV stock Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO) reported fiscal Q3 2017 earnings before the market opened this morning. Revenues increased 75.1% to $476.4 million as revenues for the Motorized segment fell 2% to$241.7 million and revenues for the Towable segment rose $209.3 million to $234.7 million driven by the addition of $196.9 million in revenue from the Grand Design acquisition (organic growth in Winnebago-branded Towable productswas up 49% compared to last year).Net income increased 34.3% to$19.4 million. The CEO commented:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q2 2017 earnings report for small cap motor home or RV stock Winnebago Industries, Inc (NYSE: WGO) is scheduled for before the market opens onWednesday (March 22nd). Back in2014, Winnebago Industries was in our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolioas we believed the company would benefit from lower gas pricesalong with aBaby Boomer generation whos recreational retirement spending will increase. OurSCN EO newsletter noting at the time:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Supply could come from any number of industry players, including Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO), Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) and Camping World Holdings Inc (NYSE: CWH). However, whether it comes from existing inventory and whether suppliers can meet the demand are yet to be seen.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap motor home or RV stock Winnebago Industries, Inc (NYSE: WGO) is scheduled for before the market opens onWednesday (October 21th). In 2014, Winnebago Industries was in our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolioas we believed the company would benefit from lower gas pricesalong with aBaby Boomer generation whos recreational retirement spending will increase. OurSCN EO newsletter noting at the time:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a good day on Wall Street, as the stock market responded favorably to encouraging news on the employment front. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped on fairly strong job creation during the month of February, and that helped push the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq Composite to modest gains of roughly between a quarter percent and a half percent. Yet even with a positive mood among market participants, some stocks weren’t able to participate in the end-of-week rally. Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ), and Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: DBV Technologies S.A.(DBVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    DBV Technologies SA (NASDAQ: DBVT) dropped about 53.5% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $22.33 after closing at $48.07 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $50.57. Volume of around 12 million was about 60 times the daily average. The French drug maker’s peanut allergy treatment failed a phase 3 study.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    DBV Technologies SA – ADR (NASDAQ: DBVT) shares tumbled 50.6 percent to $23.73 after the company disclosed that its peanut allergy trial failed to meet primary endpoint.
    Connecture Inc (NASDAQ: CNXR) shares declined 40.8 percent to $0.290. Connecture reported that it will voluntarily delist from the NASDAQ for OTCQX Market.
    Walter Investment Management Corp (NYSE: WAC) slipped 19.2 percent to $0.410. On Friday, Walter Investment Management disclosed that it has reached an agreement with term lenders and senior noteholders on financial restructuring.
    Eldorado Gold Corp (USA) (NYSE: EGO) shares dropped 15.9 percent to $1.83. Eldorado Gold lowered its production guidance for its Kisladag operation.
    Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) shares fell 15.4 percent to $1.04.
    Future Fintech Group Inc (NASDAQ: FTFT) dropped 13.6 percent to $1.53. Future FinTech reported filing of proxy statement, including proposal for corporate restructuring.
    Concordia International Corp (NASDAQ: CXRX) shares fell 12.3 percent to $0.500 after dipping 38.71 percent on Friday.
    Aemetis Inc (NASDAQ: AMTX) shares declined 11.3 percent to $0.550
    OncoSec Medical Inc (NASDAQ: ONCS) dipped 10.5 percent to $1.12. OncoSec reported a $7.1 million registered direct at-the-market offering at a price of $1.34375 per share.
    Evoke Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: EVOK) shares fell 10.35 percent to $3.08 after the company disclosed 'positive' topline results from comparative exposure pharmacokinetic study for Gimoti.
    Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EIGR) shares dropped 9.4 percent to $11.60 as the company disclosed Phase 2 interim 24-week data with pegylated interferon lambda in Hepatitis Delta Virus infection at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Meeting.
    Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares slipped 6.6 percent to $2.80. Viking Therapeutics presented results from proof-of-concept study of VK0214 in in vivo

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DBV Technologies SA – ADR (NASDAQ: DBVT) shares dropped 46 percent to $26.11 after the company disclosed that its peanut allergy trial failed to meet primary endpoint.